Tanya George is the vocal-looper responsible for the 2020 Covid anthem ‘Normality,’ which charted at number one on multiple Triple J Unearthed Charts, and now she’s back with her most Pop-tastic tune yet.
Embracing the feeling of acceptance and understanding in the themes of not being able to do everything right all the time, her latest bop “Can’t Do Anything Right,” ventures into the socially systemic hypocrisy hidden behind double standards between females and their male counterparts.
Her brilliant vocalization immediately seeps through the speakers in a way that has us grasping into her artistic talents in the realm of a capella. With a foundation of kick drums setting the rhythm, each harmony that she spills from the canvas of her being radiates the sonic waves in a genuine offering of her truth.
As we delve into a narrative that allows Tanya George to openly address her frustrations of not being able to live up to anyone’s expectations, we feel a sense of familiarity that comes with the price of being a woman.
Not only a striking vocalist, but the manner that she approaches her songwriting has us filled with an intriguing sense of anticipation. It’s no wonder that Tanya George reigns in her audience with her signature style, and refreshing energy as the help from Michael Cooper on the mixing and mastering spectrum allows this song to ricochet through a dazzling foundation of excellence.
“Can’t Do Anything Right,” brings the maturity and comprehension factor of Tanya George up a notch, as we appreciate her skillset on an even further level.
Hello Tanya George, welcome to BuzzMusic, and congratulations on the powerfully performed single, "Can't Do Anything Right." With a topic so real to the world around us, was there a particular moment or story that inspired you to bring this subject matter to your music?
YES, absolutely! You know those days where everything just goes wrong no matter how hard you try. I was having a week like that! I was working my behind off and it felt like everyone was at me and no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't do anything right. I received this really stressful email so I just started singing it. My partner and I also say that line as a joke together.
Approaching your music with a unique style that is custom to you, how long did it take for you to create and record this song?
I vocal looped it, did some pretty harmonies, beatboxed a beat and a heavy simple bass line then I just started singing how I felt; “I can’t do anything right, trying my best, help me if I look left or I need my rest”. That came out in about 5 minutes. Then I added some instruments to thicken it up this time. I wrote the song at home in my room, on my looper after receiving an email I was frustrated at in about April and recorded it in May.
Could you please share a glimpse into what it was like working with Michael Cooper to bring life to the vision you had for "Can't Do Anything Right?"
We are best friends. Michael Cooper is my absolute favorite person. We are both Gemini star signs, so sometimes it feels like we are musically and creatively made for each other. He is amazing at listening to me as I usually have an entire song finished, full of ideas then we record it all and he adds his magic touch on the top of my songs. I love it. I am very grateful to have such a wonderful, special positive person in my life. It's been extremely enjoyable.
Any words of advice for the women of the world that deal with these realities on a day-to-day basis?
It's a tough one, it will always be tough until we find the balance between genders in this world but you just gotta keep soldiering on like the divine incredible unique woman you are. Just remember it's okay to have boundaries and it's important to speak up. Don't let anyone take away your power.
What's your favorite release of this year, from an independent artist you admire?
I would have to say "Akosia - Iso", the queen just released this song. She's strong, beautiful, and talented! I admire her very much.